Weekend Assignment #58: Post one of your favorite mother/child pictures. This could be a picture of you and your mother (at any age), or a picture of you with your children (again, at any age), or even one of your spouse and kids. But it should be a mother who is important to you personally.
Extra Credit (this is an optional part of the assignment): Share a piece of fun trivia about your mom.
OK you guys have seen that one before - that's a pic of my mother with Emily. She looks so beautiful and happy in this picture, and I think that's why its one of my favorites. I also found this one:
Vintage!! That's yours truly in an extremely rare photograph of my parents together on Easter Sunday. (dig that tie, dad.)
Extra Credit - Mom Trivia:
My mother had a job as a human mannequin - can you imagine how hard that would be? Sitting perfectly still for hours outside a store in the mall while people poke at you to see if you're real or breathing? Kids would peek under her dresses to see if she was real.
I have learned more about my mother since she passed away than when she was alive. My mom wasn't around when I was growing up - we saw her once a month, and I remember most of those times fondly. I've learned that my mother was a talented seamstress, who made a lot of my clothes when I was little, my first Christmas stocking, my first apron...stuff moms do. She was also an amazing cook, and could whip up amazing things from scratch. She made wedding cakes with all the tiers, and a giant cookie monster cake for my 5th birthday. (I still dream about those Swedish pancakes...mmmmm) My mother was a professional model, and I found her portfolio after she passed away. I'm sometimes amazed at how beautiful she was. My mother LOVED Barry Manilow (ack!), and sappy music from Elton John. My mother always smelled good, gave the best hugs, and she always looked amazing.
So, a bit of advice for the people out there that love to complain about your meddling mom or how your mom drives you nuts ... cherish that. Love it, love her, and hug her often. You'll miss her terribly one day.
Happy Mother's Day, everyone!!!